Awards & Achievements

GRESB Asset Sector Sustainability Leader 2016-2017

TransAlta Corporation achieved Asset Sector Leader Status in “Energy Generation – non-renewables” for the 2017 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment. The GRESB Asset Sector Leaders Awards Program recognizes infrastructure assets that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in environmental, social and governance sustainability.

Silver Level certification for Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) 2011-2016

In 2017, TransAlta once again achieved the Silver Level certification with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR). This certification covered the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and followed our first PAR Silver level standing in 2014 (covering the years 2011, 2012 and 2013).

FTSE4Good Index: 2006-2015

The London, UK based sustainability index measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta was included on the FTSE4Good Index for the ninth year running in 2015. FTSE Group confirmed that TransAlta has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good  is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice. Visit their website.

Corporate Knights—The Best Corporate Citizens in Canada: 2015

TransAlta has earned placement on the 2015 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list. The
Best 50 has celebrated Canada’s corporate sustainability leaders since 2002, and the selection
methodology is recognized globally as a best practice for transparency and objectivity.

Sustainalytics-Maclean’s 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations: 2009-2014

Sustainalytics, a global leader in sustainability analysis, and Maclean’s have recognized TransAlta many times for its industry leadership in setting standards for best practices in sustainable development and for demonstrating superior environmental, social and economic performance. Visit their website.

United Way ”Thanks a Million Award”: 2001-2016

TransAlta continues to be an active supporter of the United Way in Canada, the United States, and Australia, with employee-driven campaigns at locations across our fleet. This award is given to companies that contribute more than $1 million in their annual campaigns. TransAlta has maintained the million dollar level since 2001. Visit their website.

Hydro Hall of Fame Award: 2013

Our Kananaskis hydroelectric facility was awarded the 2013 Hydro Hall of Fame Award from Hydro Review. The Hydro Hall of Fame was established in 1995 and recognizes hydro achievement throughout North America, with a special emphasis on long-lasting hydro facilities. This recognition demonstrates the significant and enduring contributions of hydroelectric plants like our 100-year-old Kananaskis facility. Read more.

Hydro Hall of Fame Award: 2011

Our Horseshoe hydroelectric facility was awarded the 2011 Hydro Hall of Fame Award from Hydro Review. The Hydro Hall of Fame was established in 1995 and recognizes hydro achievement throughout North America, with a special emphasis on long-lasting hydro facilities. This recognition demonstrates the significant and enduring contributions of hydroelectric plants like our 102-year-old Horseshoe facility. Read more.